Taste of the Ozarks: Sneaky Healthy Brownies

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Black Bean Brownies
Recipe courtesy: Dietitian Mesha Cowan of Citizen Memorial Hospital
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

¾ cup canned, no salt added, black beans (rinsed)

¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

3 oz chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)

½ cup cane sugar

¼ cup cocoa powder

½ cup whole wheat flour

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a square baking dish with foil (or spray with non-stick cooking spray).

In a food processor, combine beans, chocolate, and applesauce until smooth.

Add in sugar and cocoa powder and process to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the food processor and mix until smooth with little chocolate chunks.

Pour batter into a square dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. Watch for the cracks to develop in the batter, and for the edges to become puffy.

Let brownies cool in the baking dish. Cut and serve.

Nutrition Facts:
(Serving Size: 1 brownie)

Calories 115, Total fat 2g, Sodium 97mg, Total carbohydrate 22g, Fiber 3g, Protein 2g